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Answers sought on apparent SA defence cyber attack

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In the same week South Africa’s senior soldier warned of “increasingly sophisticated threats” against military information and communication technology (ICT), both the SA National...

The importance of encryption for the defence industry in today’s digital...

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In today’s increasingly digital world, the defence industry is increasingly adopting cutting-edge technologies to enhance its capabilities. These technologies, such as the Internet of...

Enhancing data security in the defence industry through encryption

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In today’s digital era, data has become an invaluable asset for businesses across all industries. However, with this increased reliance on data comes a...

Defending the digital gates

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The cranes that unload containers from ships at two of South Africa’s busiest ports slowed nearly to a halt in July 2021. Trucks waited...

Cyber security becoming integral to maritime security

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Maritime security is increasingly becoming impossible to achieve without ensuring cyber security, and the ability of states to protect their maritime assets and critical...

Militarising the Metaverse

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The term “metaverse” is becoming ubiquitous with Facebook betting on the metaverse and being renamed to Meta. The metaverse is the convergence of two well-established...

ISS: Hybrid warfare – Africa beware

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Africa is rapidly becoming a theatre for hybrid threats. Allegations of state-backed information campaigns designed to ramp up divisions in Mali and cyber attacks...

Who defends the web?

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Throughout history, technological advances and new discoveries have led to military reorganization. Eight years after the first flight, planes flew in combat in World...

Cyber war could cripple a country in a month

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Government may not be taking the risk of cyber attack on critical infrastructure seriously enough. So says Veronica Schmitt, academic and Lead Forensic Analyst at...

Battle lines drawn in coming cyber war

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Cyber analyst Pukhraj Singh has said every premonition he’s had about how diplomacy and conflict that is going to play out in the cyber...

Cyber tops America’s threat list

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It's a measure of the growth of cyber and America's vulnerability to it that the cyber threat was at the top of...

Feature: Cyber and electronic warfare an increasing global challenge

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Cyber and electronic attacks are increasingly factors in warfare, such as the sabotaging of Iran's nuclear facilities and the attack on the...

Department of Defence aims to beef up cyber security

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The South African Department of Defence (DoD) is emphasising the importance of improving the country's cyber security, and aims to set up...

North Korea hacking increasingly focussed on making money more than espionage

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North Korea is behind an increasingly orchestrated effort at hacking into computers of financial institutions in South Korea and around the world...

Military to spend $10 bn on global cyber security

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Military forces, government agencies and private defence contractors are expected to spend over $10 billion globally on cyber security in 2015. This...

China’s Xi urges army to create strategy for information warfare

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for...

Cyber warfare market worth US$15.9 billion in 2012

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Global spending on cyber warfare will reach US$15.9 billion next year, up from an estimated US$12.5 billion this year as governments respond...

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